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Shimmy Mob raises over $7,500 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future

A group of dancers shimmied their way around Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 11 and raised more than $7,500 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Morgan County.

Organized by Angela Petry, founder and instructor of Bellysima Bellydance, the Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob Team is part of a world-wide charity flash mob event that raises awareness and funds for domestic violence survivors.

The dancers performed at the Berkeley Springs State Park and in front of the Morgan County Courthouse.

Local bellydance instructor and Shimmy Mob Team leader Angela Petry said, “The support from our business sponsors and individual donors was off the charts. And this year we had one of our largest teams. In 12 years of participating in Shimmy Mob, we have raised over $50,000 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future.”

To make a donation go to www.steppingstonesmorgancounty.org.  To contact Bellysima Bellydance email BellysimaBellydance@gmail.com.

The 2024 Berkeley Springs Shimmy Mob. Photo Credit: Nicole Therese Glenn
From left, front row: Jennifer Boyd, Adelayna Wilson, Shelby Purdy. Second row: Angela Petry, Donna Crocker, Melissa Davis, Donna Mays, Angela Wethington, Carol Caflisch, Amy Race, Debi Giddings, Linda See, Sandy Beiber. Third row: Anita Baker, Sandy Long, Jane McCloud, Wendy Gallant, Kim Weaver, Janlee Viands. Fourth row: Tina Badley, Lisa Kelley, Catherine Fox, Dalene Middlekauff, Jennifer Teeter, Bernice Herrmann, Laura Falcon, Kitty Kauffman-Hall.